In today’s world where questions of identity, culture, nationalism and religion are being explored by writers from across the globe, Ahmed Ali’s work is considered to be the first in English to address these
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This beautiful ode to love and childhood is an intimate conversation between two people who are getting to know each other, bit-by-bit and story by story. In this letter to his wife, Ramanujan mourns
S.W. Fallon (1870-1880) would have slipped through the pages of Indian history if it weren’t for his remarkable records of Indian vernacular languages. With a keen interest in local dialects, particularly their rural and
The beauty of local languages is in the intimacy they evoke. The sounds, words and phrases are all a melody to the ear of the attuned. Cultural values, a people’s ethos and their prejudices
Love can be awfully self-consumed; To a couple in love, the concerns of the larger world hold little value.
Savitribai Phule and Jyotiba, however, were a different breed of lovers. Savitrbai was married to Jyotiba
Often likened to Frida Kahlo, Amria Sher Gil was the daughter of an aristocratic Sikh scholar and a Hungarian socialite. Her mixed heritage bestowed upon her striking good looks and the opportunity to straddle
Allama Iqbal—poet, philosopher, theologian, and politician—is often seen as having inspired the Pakistan movement. There, he is a revered figure for being the architect of the dream of a nation. In India, his memory
The very first specimen of travel writing in Odia, ‘Utkala Bhramanam’ (Utkal-ancient name for Orissa and Bhramanam-tour) was, in fact, not a travelogue at all.
In his first ever published work, Fakir Mohan Senapati does
Children’s folktales are similar in structures, themes and morals across the world. What is a bear in one culture, turns into a horse in another but the morals behind the stories remain the same.